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    Still trying to find what's going to work for both anxiety and depression. I'm familiar with Celexa, but this is the first I've heard of Buspar. I was prescribed 20 mg Celexa and will increase to 40 mg in a week.
    Then in 2 weeks I start 7.5 mg Buspar twice a day for 2 weeks then increase to 15 mg twice a day. The Buspar is supposed give additional help for anxiety, non-addictive, and more of a maintenance med than ativan, which I am now taking for anxiety.

    Anyone have any experience with either of these? TIA

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    I have tried both. Neither worked for me, but I have tried just about every med there is out there for depression/anxiety. Wellbutrin works for me. Depression meds for some reason, are a very personal thing, and everyone responds differnt to different meds. When you find the right one or combo, you will know-TRUST ME! Dont give up!

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    • #3
      I have tried Buspar before, not for IC..It was prescribed for anxiety. I had to stop it though, because I was getting severe chest pains with it..

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